Stratus Circus

Tiny Superstars

About Stratus

Stratus Circus, formerly named The Amazing Circus 1-ders, a troupe of youth ages 5-8, was formed in March of 2008. All of the performers are students at SANCA and have been chosen for the troupe based on their natural talent, focus, tenacity, and precociousness. Stratus Circus train for many hours each week to hone their skills and learn how to be young performers. They perform in all circus disciplines, including tumbling, acrobatics, and the rolling globe, as well as in aerial arts such as trapeze, vertical rope, and fabric. Stratus Circus performs in all SANCA school-wide shows, including SANCA’s Annual Spring Showcase, SANCAthon, and “Up, With A Twist!”. You may have also seen them perform elsewhere in the greater Seattle area at events like Georgetown Carnival, Seattle’s Moisture Festival, the Magnolia SeaFair Parade, and Sammamish Days.

Future goals for Stratus Circus include booking more gigs, learning new daring feats that make their parents nervous, and figuring out how to make business cards out of glitter.

Who can audition and how do you apply?

Students should ask their coach and/or the front office. Families will be put in touch with the Youth Company Manager for the next steps.

When will the auditions be held?
The trial day for Stratus will be on Saturday,  April 22.

What do you need for the audition?
A good attitude, team mentality, and basic knowledge of general circus skills.

What to expect in an audition?
Interested applicants will take a Saturday Skills class with the group. Throughout the class, the coach will observe the student and check in with other Stratus coaches and parents to discuss if it is the right fit.


Stratus Circus aerial ladder at “Up, with a Twist” 2015

Stratus student – 2022